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[04/19/12 - 01:07 PM]
Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Partner to Develop Best-Selling Book Series "Private"
John McLaughlin, the acclaimed screenwriter of "Black Swan," is writing the initial two-hour episode.

[via press release from Sonar Entertainment]

SONAR ENTERTAINMENT AND JAMES PATTERSON ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO DEVELOP PATTERSON'S BEST-SELLING BOOK SERIES "PRIVATE" AS 13 EPISODE ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION

NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 - Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Entertainment will produce Patterson's New York Times best-selling book series Private as a 13x60 original series for television. James Patterson, one of the world's most prolific, popular and top-selling authors, will serve as Executive Producer. The announcement was made today by Stewart Till, CEO, Sonar Entertainment and Steve Bowen, President of James Patterson Entertainment.

John McLaughlin, the acclaimed screenwriter of "Black Swan," is writing the initial two-hour episode. Private features former CIA agent Jack Morgan, who runs the world's most elite investigation firm. With maximum force and maximum discretion always guaranteed, Jack's staff of global investigators uses advanced forensic tools to make and break the cases that involve the secrets of the most influential people in the world.

"My ultimate goal is to tell stories in television that fans love and want to come back to again and again. Television is the ideal medium to deliver that type of entertainment," said Patterson. "Sonar represents the kind of collaborative television partner I want with creative vision and strong emphasis on innovative sales and marketing."

President of James Patterson Entertainment Steve Bowen added, "Sonar has an ability to turn popular literary works into major television programs and its vast international distribution network insures that we will reach our tens of millions of fans in every corner of the world."

"Jim has purposely crafted Private to deliver stories and characters that make it an undeniably international television series," Till stated. "We are thrilled he has entrusted us with this exciting action-packed property."

David Ozer, Executive Vice President, Head of Worldwide Distribution for Sonar Entertainment added, "James Patterson is one of the best known brands in all of publishing. This affords us tremendous pre-sold equity that will help immeasurably to realize the project's global potential."

James Patterson's 220 books have grossed over $3 billion in worldwide sales to date. He holds several Guinness World Record marks in publishing including Most Entries on the New York Times Best-Seller List. In addition, Patterson has had 43 New York Times #1's, a publishing industry all-time record and he is the only author in history to have #1 books on all six NYT best-seller lists.

About Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

Sonar Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, producer and distributor of award-winning television series, mini-series and movies for the global television marketplace. Sonar owns rights to over 1,000 titles comprising more than 3,500 broadcast hours of programming. The company maintains strategic creative and licensing partnerships with producers and broadcasters throughout the world.





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